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. >> larry goldspan confirmed that it is google which has come to his agency several times about this project. but google has been vague. >> when google has visited us, they have been less than specific about what they plan to do with the vessel. >> meanwhile, thetic the giant's super secret project remains on treasure island. while it is hard knolls, bcbc insists it needs more specifics and the agency is september crystal the project has to be on the water. >> we shouldn't use the bay as a lost opportunity for that which can be done land because the bay is special. and we need to insure that whatever this permit is applied for actually fits into what the bay should be used for. >> well placed sources have told kpix 5 google's plan is to use the vessel as a floating mobile marketing and retail center for ghoul glass. ghoul's wearable computer that looks like half a pair of eyeglasses. it would be google's way of outdoing apple's signature retrail stores. google would start by towing the barge and docking at at fort mason. one way ghoul might be able to solve the permit problem is fort mason i
, until a san diego chp officer spotted had. >> he knows it's google glass and started to ask questions specifically asking why, why i was wearing google glass when i was driving. >> reporter: he gave her a $162 ticket for speeding and wearing google glass. she admits google was on her head but says the device was off. >> i started to say, well, this is not illegal, right? and that's when he says, he said, it actually is illegal. >> reporter: and chp in the bay area agrees. officer sam morgan says section 27602 states, to keep drivers from distraction, the vehicle can't have a monitor like google glass in front of the driver. and watch out, it can be a primary or secondary offense. officers are looking for any and all distractions. >> technology neighbors it on the market, consumers use it in the car and officers can show this is not a safe driving practice based on our experience, and we'll take the appropriate enforcement action. >> reporter: beatty says she is not mad at the officers, just worries california's laws aren't evolving as fast as the modernday technology in our lives. >>
to the bottom of google's secret project in the middle of the bay. kpix 5's allen martin joins us now. today you were able to get to the state's top leaders. >> reporter: they didn't have much to say. we are looking for someone who knows what's going on and willing to talk about it. in the meantime, we know the barge is under the direction of the so-called google x division of the company. it hasn't moved. there's no construction happening. yet what's growing is the umbrella of government leaders who don't know or say they don't know what's going on at treasure island. today, we asked the governor. >> there's so many things i want to know but you can add that to the list. do you know? >> reporter: i do know. >> what's going on? >> reporter: it's google's plan to market their google glass. you haven't been informed by the coast guard or anybody? >> no. no, i don't -- there are a few things that don't always get to my desk but i'll look into it now that you have brought it up. >> reporter: then we tried the lieutenant governor, who seemed to give a rather tongue in cheek incredulous response given
and outfitted as retail sales and marketing centers for google glass, the company's wearable computer. google is so far not responding at all to numerous requests for comment on the project. other than the list of lessees, the treasure island development authority apparently isn't even talking to the mayor of san francisco. he seems content to be in the dark. >> i was trying to see what the treasure island people were saying, no, they haven't told him as well. >> reporter: the regulatory agency called bay conservation and development commission would need to approve docking the vessel but building on the barge is subject to coast guard review. >> the permitting process for building is not handled by bcdc and the coast guard has to provide a certificate for the vessel. >> reporter: the coast guard isn't being very forthcoming either. today it only confirmed it is working with the barge's owners, but gave zero details citing, due to issues of commercial confidentiality, we are unable to disclose any more information at this time. meanwhile, the reuters wire service is reporting at least one coa
knowledge about google's mystery barge and any approval from the development authority. >> listen, we have been on this story. do you have any comment about that? do you know what's going on over there? >> no. they kept the secret from me as well. i was trying to see what the people were saying. they have done a lot of high level secrecy that even the mayor doesn't know what is going on. i'll have to wait to see what happens. >> the barge is hidden in plain view. it is four stories built out of shipping containers 70 feet wide and 200 feet long, yet no one is telling the mayor anything. >> i have been kept out of the loop myself. >> don't you want to know? >> i am curious, yeah. they are not forthcoming yet. i'll have to just be patient. >> also being patient is the san francisco bacon service and development commission which was established to minimize bay fill. >> the way we do that in part is by insuring that vessel that is more at one place can't be more for an extended period of time because that constitutes bay fill. >> bcdc might issue google a permit if the tech giant coul
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